my work I want to subvert the simple polarity of object and image
to create situations which will enable a critical and interactive
dynamic to take place. Metaphor is a tactical imperative and I have
a desire to synthesise irrational and disjointed structures in mundane
Stanislaw Lem's novel 'Solaris' and Andrei Tarkovsky's
film of the same name have influenced my work in their vivid images
of the living planets surface. The explorer's description of the living
sea of Solaris, the changing surface which seethes, foams and solidifys
is analogous to the concerns and content in my current work. Common
themes include the enigma, man's emergence into circular space and
the idea of non communication in that people cannot make contact with
the organic world sea.
In the images I have created, analogue signal technology was used.
This was deliberate in the analogue signals inherent incoherence,
decay and diffusion. I find the random, raw signal of static fascinating,
but am also aware that even in the chaos of static there is repetition,
an underlying order.